Brayton & Grant To Miss Seattle Supercross
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha riders Justin Brayton and Josh Grant will each miss this weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross event at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Brayton’s consecutive starts streak off 44 straight main events ended Saturday in Houston when he was unable to compete after a spectacular crash during practice where he sustained injuries to his hand and knee. He also suffered a broken bone in his foot March 29 in St. Louis.
Grant was injured when an out of control rider collided with him from behind during the Houston event.
Both Brayton and Grant were thoroughly evaluated this week and the conclusion of the riders and team is that the cumulative effect of these injuries on both Brayton and Grant warrants a rest and recovery period for proper healing.
Phillip Nicoletti, who is a member of the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team with support from St. Lawrence Radiology and N-FAB will race in Seattle in place of Brayton.
Vince Friese, who races for The Factory Metal Works Team in the 250SX East Championship Series will race as substitute for Grant.
Brayton and Grant’s status will be continuously evaluated and they will return to racing as soon as safely possible.